Balancing Student Loans and Retirements Savings

How to Balance Paying Off Student Loans and Saving for Retirement If you recently graduated from college and joined the workforce, you might be wondering: should I pay off my student loans before saving for retirement? Many recent college graduates put off saving anything toward their retirement and try to pay as much as they…

Get Back To Grateful

In searching for a topic for this week’s blog, I did a little research on the history of Thanksgiving. I am sure I heard this story in grade school, while making some “cutesy” Pilgrim and Indian arts and crafts, but as I read through the dates and details of what happened between September 1620 and…

Managing Holiday Stress

Hiya blog followers! Can you believe November is already here?! As the sugar rush of Halloween winds down, the upcoming holiday scramble begins. While this season can be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also become overwhelmingly stressful and maybe even depressing for some. Here are some practical tips from the Mayo…

Marriage & Money

Hello people! One of the toughest things about money management is sharing the burden with a spouse. As crazy as that may seem for you single folks, blending financial habits can be very challenging. People look at money differently resulting in different views of spending or saving it. Those differences can cause major friction. I…

Keeping An Eye On Your Credit (Part 2)

Welcome back friends and followers! In PART 1 of this series, I gave you the scoop on where to access free copies of your credit reports and on why checking these on a regular basis is so important. Today, I am going to walk through each credit report section to help you check for mistakes. While…

New Car?

I had been looking for a bigger car for a while.  Being stuck inside a small sedan with a very active four-year-old was feeling quite tight.  We needed more SPACE! But I also wanted to make sure this change in transportation would not break the bank. So, I evaluated my budget, created my wish list,…